A report by localize.city, a website that analyzes street safety to give buyers and renters the full picture before they move, found that at least a dozen areas across the five New York City boroughs are significantly more dangerous. Alarmingly, in these 12 areas, pedestrians and cyclists are three times more likely to face injury or death from getting struck by a vehicle. New York City has 12 especially dangerous spots for pedestrians and cyclists.
On average, these intersections saw about 238 crashes involving cyclists and pedestrians in the past five years, compared to the city’s average of 75. The researchers found that intersections under bridges or elevated tracks were significantly more dangerous than other streets.
Dangerous Spots for Pedestrians and Cyclists
- The area around the bridge on the south side of Williamsburg
- The intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Wyckoff Street in Ridgewood
- The border between University Heights and Fordham around Jerome Avenue
- The area between Atlantic Avenue and Willoughby Street
- The area between Pacific and Fulton streets, from Bedford to Brooklyn avenues
- Lower East Side/Little Italy/Soho: concentrated around Delancey/Kenmare Street
- Corona: general boundaries between 35th and Roosevelt Avenues, from 94th to 108th streets
- Jackson Heights: general boundaries between 37th Avenue and Broadway, from 76th Street to 84th Street/Whitney Avenue
- Flushing: general boundaries between College Point Avenue and Parsons Boulevard, from 37th to Franklin avenues
- Jamaica: general boundaries between 89th to 90th avenues, from 164th Street to 168th Place
- St. George/Tompkinsville: general boundaries from Jersey to Bay streets, between Victory Boulevard to Fort Place/Taft Avenue
- Stapleton: general boundaries between Bay and Van Duzer streets, from Wright to Tompkins streets
The heavy concentration of vehicles on New York City’s streets combined with the low visibility in areas directly under or around bridges can spell disaster for people trying to cross the street, either by foot or bicycle. Take extra precautions in these city areas and call an attorney if you have been injured.
Contact a New York personal injury attorney
If you have been injured as a pedestrian or cyclist in New York, Hach & Rose, LLP can help you get justice and fair compensation. Our team has years of experience handling these types of cases and wants to help you win the compensation you deserve. Call our office at (347) 318-9604 or reach out online to discuss your legal options today.